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Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce in Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake has spices of cinnamon, cloves and ginger with applesauce and molasses lend plenty of flavor to this fantastic fall cake.

Ingredients

1/2 cup molasses
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons ginger

Directions

Combine the molasses and applesauce in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into the liquid. (If the batter seems very dry, add a little more applesauce or a little water.)

Bake in a nonstick or pan-sprayed 8 x 8-inch baking pan, in a 350-degree oven, for 30-45 minutes or until it tests done.

Notes: The optional ginger makes an acceptable gingerbread. You can leave out the ginger and add 3 or 4-tablespoons of cocoa for a chocolate cake. Depending on personal taste, you may wish to add additional sweetener if you try the chocolate version.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 to 8 servings.

Variation: No Egg Applesauce Spice Cake

No Egg Applesauce Spice Cake with Raisins

1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon strong cold coffee
1 cup raisins
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour

Cream together sugar and butter; add salt, cinnamon, cloves ,nutmeg and raisins. Dissolve baking powder in one-third cup of warm water, then stir in the apple sauce, letting it foam over the contents of the mixing bowl. Beat all thoroughly and add flour. Bake in a 9-inch loaf pan in a moderate oven 45 minutes.

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